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"Thirteen-year-old Irene's world is turned upside down when her father loses his job as an investment banker because of a merger. Her penthouse lifestyle in New York City's Upper West Side is over. Despite her socialite mother's protests and denial about their financial situation, the family put their belongings in storage and move upstate into Irene's grandfather's farmhouse. At first Irene is skeptical and resentful, but she quickly warms up to helping her grandfather in the greenhouse, exploring the cozy barn and making new friendships with a charming family with five kids who live down the road. But Irene's mother is still determined to return to the city, and the question remains: if and when the time comes, will Irene want to go back to her former life? Having written for picture book, middle-grade, and adult audiences, Demas's first book for teens presents an authentic if occasionally precious and melodramatic portrait of country life, economic stress, and the tensions associated with a major life change. Irene's budding independence and inner strength add greatly to this absorbing coming-of-age tale. Ages 11 — 16. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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They dismantled my brass canopy bed and carried it out, a man in front and a man in back. And so begins Irenes journey from a penthouse on the Upper West Side to well, shes not entirely sure where. Irenes father is a downsized investment banker, and her mother is a socialite. When her father cant immediately find new work, the familys lifestyle quickly catches up with them, and theyre eventually forced to move in with Irenes grandfather in the big family farmhouse upstate, where Irene gets to know her grandfather on her own terms and meets a most remarkable family. Downsized is the story of a young woman deciding what she wants for herself when she discovers that the adults in her life are not infallible.

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Sheila Deeth, October 8, 2013 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)

A family in crisis; a teen protagonist who’s real, normal, honest and interesting; a real-world drama with genuine characters, powerful emotions, and the sweet touch of hope--what more could a reader ask for? Privileged Irene moves out of town to stay at her grandfather’s farm while Dad tries to find a job and Mom tries to hold onto her way of life. But what about Irene’s way of life? Will she end up as a scholarship girl, a fish out of water amongst her friends? Or will she carve a new life for herself as she slowly learns to make new friends and trust new strangers?

It’s easy to lay blame when crisis strikes a family, but events overtake Irene’s anger, and soon blame becomes irrelevant. You live the life you’ve been given, she learns, and the life she’s found has plenty to offer her. Soon the question’s not what will life throw at her next, but where will she make her stand.

Beautiful descriptions bring the scenery of Yellowstone and New York to life. Convincing dialog backs up all the characters and their many relationships. Young love and old love bloom. Suspicions aren’t fact. And communication is as difficult for adults as for teens.

Everything I Was follows Irene as she learns the new things she can be, and leads teen readers to recognize their complex lives aren’t really out of control, even when they fall apart. An honestly enjoyable, uplifting, fascinating tale of real-world people and real-world hope, this one's highly recommended.



Disclosure: The library was selling off some books and I liked the blurb on this one. I’m glad I bought it.
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ISBN:
9780761373032
Author:
Demas, Corinne
Publisher:
Carolrhoda Books
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Series:
Carolrhoda YA
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Thirteen-year-old Irene's world is turned upside down when her father loses his job as an investment banker because of a merger. Her penthouse lifestyle in New York City's Upper West Side is over. Despite her socialite mother's protests and denial about their financial situation, the family put their belongings in storage and move upstate into Irene's grandfather's farmhouse. At first Irene is skeptical and resentful, but she quickly warms up to helping her grandfather in the greenhouse, exploring the cozy barn and making new friendships with a charming family with five kids who live down the road. But Irene's mother is still determined to return to the city, and the question remains: if and when the time comes, will Irene want to go back to her former life? Having written for picture book, middle-grade, and adult audiences, Demas's first book for teens presents an authentic if occasionally precious and melodramatic portrait of country life, economic stress, and the tensions associated with a major life change. Irene's budding independence and inner strength add greatly to this absorbing coming-of-age tale. Ages 11 — 16. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , They dismantled my brass canopy bed and carried it out, a man in front and a man in back. And so begins Irenes journey from a penthouse on the Upper West Side to well, shes not entirely sure where. Irenes father is a downsized investment banker, and her mother is a socialite. When her father cant immediately find new work, the familys lifestyle quickly catches up with them, and theyre eventually forced to move in with Irenes grandfather in the big family farmhouse upstate, where Irene gets to know her grandfather on her own terms and meets a most remarkable family. Downsized is the story of a young woman deciding what she wants for herself when she discovers that the adults in her life are not infallible.
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